About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Street Vendor at Night
Street vendors who sell minimal fruits and vegetables are a very familiar sight on the streets of Jeddah.
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Il Villaggio Restaurant Shop
Besides the lovely restaurant, Il Villaggio also has a lovely little shop where gourmet Italian food items can be purchased. They also provide cakes for special occasions – and the ones pictured here are samples of their work. I think … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Buildings, Celebrations, Food, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged cake, restaurant, shop 1 Comment
Il Villaggio Restaurant – Stained Glass Dome
When I enter the beautiful Il Villaggio Restaurant in Jeddah, I feel as though I am stepping into a gorgeous Italian villa. The stained glass dome (above) is spectacular sight at the entryway of the restaurant. Just beneath the stained … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Jeddah, restaurant 5 Comments
Our World: To Each Her Own
This nightgown in a shop window is a little – well, obnoxious? I’m constantly amused at some of the fashions I see here… Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life … Continue reading
Home Accessories Shop
There are many home decor shops like this one in Jeddah, with a great selection of products for the home stacked from the floor to the ceiling. As a rule, Saudis love to entertain and are wonderful hosts.
Posted in Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged home decor 2 Comments
Up in a Flash
A year ago, none of these buildings were here. It used to be an area comprised of all vacant lots for blocks and blocks. This whole area in northeast Jeddah has experienced a super rate of growth and development and … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Life, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged construction 5 Comments
Skywatch: Royal Billboard
There are images of Saudi Arabia’s king everywhere here in Jeddah – on the sides of buildings, on billboards, inside businesses, etc. This huge image of the king is on a center island dividing lanes of traffic on a very … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged advertising, royalty, signage 8 Comments
Asian Style Gate
There are many different architectural themes here in Jeddah. This villa’s gateway seems to have an Asian influence.
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Culture, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged design, gate 1 Comment
Thobes are the long, usually white dresses that are the traditional garb for men in Saudi Arabia. Most thobe shops here in Jeddah are small businesses where one can have a thobe custom tailored to fit. The walls of the … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Clothing, Culture, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged men, shop, thobe 12 Comments
Our World: Sidewalk Picnic
Every evening the man on the left tends to his roadside fruit stand on a very busy street in Jeddah. This particular evening a friend joined him for a meal of pita bread, tea, olives and lubna, a type of … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Food, Hospitality, Life, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged picnic, vendor 9 Comments